Synflict (Olliver Wichmann) lives in Germany and he has been involved with music from his early childhood on, playing several instruments (yes, real ones) but focussing on computer generated music nonetheless. Some time ago he ran an experimental netradio station and even a netlabel that lasted for a few years. Synflict's music is kind of experimental and can vary quite a bit from drones and darker cinematic scenes to stock acousmatic orthodoxy, kitsch to abstraction - though his music is in general atonal and unpolished from its sound characteristics. The new album "autokinetisch" is based on five permutations of a tone sequence that served as the raw material for the music. Though certain bounderies are set by the algorithms used, the outcome differs each time. The title "autokinetisch" is meant literally - the Greek word "kinesis" translates to "motion". It is essentially the music setting itself in motion, automatically generating and destroying ties to simultaneously generated figures. There is no story to be told, nor any concepts or ideas. The music exists solely for its own sake and evolves within predefined bounderies. In a certain way, this is a dissociation from the creator's persona, who has been reduced to a listener without an idea what the autokinetic result will sound like. So here is an empty canvas that can be filled with colours, a projection on the wall that seems to be alien, but in fact a mirror of ourselves. And when the sound draws to a close, we will not even remember its name and it will fade away like an unknown face in passing.
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Total running time: 1h / 15m / 44s
Format: MP3 [320 Kbps]
License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0